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The leading roles of Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast movie were only recently filled out, but these folks are already proving to be a delightful ensemble. Harry Potter’s Emma Watson, who’s playing Belle, welcomed newcomers Dan Stevens and Luke Evans into the fold with a series of charming tweets.
Watson is thrilled that Stevens will play the Beast to her Belle, and so are we! He’s been slowly riding the wave of stardom since his days on Downton Abbey. You might’ve seen him in A Walk Among the Tombstones or Night At the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, but he impressed critics with his performance in The Guest. Ryan Gosling was rumored for the male lead in Beauty and the Beast, but Stevens is a much more interesting choice and the film will no doubt prove to be the vehicle he needs turn become a mainstream sensation. And he’s pretty pumped about it, too.
As for Evans, the actor has been making headlines with prominent roles in Fast and Furious 6 and Dracula Untold, and he’s doing so again with as the new Gaston. Watson also gave him a cutesy shoutout.
Gaston is the devilishly handsome, misogynistic bachelor of Belle's town. He seeks to woo and marry the maiden by flexing his muscles and flashing his pearly whites. But when he finds that she's refusing him in favor of the Beast, this doesn't sit well with him and his douchebagery. Evans certainly has the abs, charm and looks to pull off the role, and he's already getting into the part with his Twitter response to Watson.
Beauty and the Beast will be a live-action adaptation of the classic fairy tale, taking elements from the original animated movie. As Watson revealed on social media back when she was announced as Belle, it will include musical numbers, such as "Be Our Guest" and "Something There." These three are already having a blast together and principal photography hasn't begun yet. This banter can only mean good things to come.